The Washington County Board of Commissioners voted June 9 to enter into an agreement with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to construct a grade-separated crossing over Manning Avenue for the Gateway Trail, consisting of a an historic bridge that will be moved in sections from Koochiching County.
ST. PAUL – Minnesota state parks are asking a question of people who like to get outdoors and explore the wildlife and terrain of the 72 state parks: “Are you ready for the challenge of a high-tech treasure hunt?”
Outdoors NEW LONDON — As people started checking in early Friday morning at Sibley State Park for a weekend of camping, the office staff there received an urgent email about the emerald ash borer that will affect all visitors at every state park.
A Woodbury man, who was exploring a tunnel with a friend along the Mississippi River in St. Paul Sunday morning, died when the tunnel filled with water and swept him into the river, according to St. Paul Fire Department officials.
BISMARCK—Minnesota’s plan to charge North Dakota power plants for fees to offset costs of carbon dioxide emissions violates the U.S. Constitution’s Commerce Clause, the North Dakota Industrial Commission says in a letter to Minnesota regulators.
The first 150 Cottage Grove residents to arrive Saturday at Cottage Grove's 2009 Arbor Day celebration will receive a free Maple tree as part of the event promoting local parks, planting trees and environmental awareness.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced Tuesday afternoon it would immediately restrict open burning permits in Washington County as a result of a fire that burned about 1,500 acres in and near the Carlos Avery State Wildlife Management Area in Forest Lake Monday.
Minnesota’s 72 state parks need more than $100 million to improve campgrounds, roads, water and sewer systems, and historic buildings, according to Courtland Nelson, the Department of Natural Resources’ state parks director.
Lee Bloomquist, Duluth News Tribune
, January 11, 2008
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